I can't help wonder but that there weren't many "religously" religious people brought into the JWs. That was my experience of seeing new ones.
This is what really caught my attention on Restrangled's thread. I had never thought about that viewpoint when studying.
So here's my religious history.....
From birth to around 10, I attended church every Sunday at a Mennonite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mennonite) church in the country area of New Jersey I was raised in. Sunday School, which was grouped by kids of different ages, began at 9:30 AM and lasted about an hour, followed by church service. My maternal, German grandparents were church members, as well as my parents (even after their divorce), my mom's sister and her family, and our friends. This was my foundation for what religion was supposed to be, as well as who God and Jesus were. It was also the place where I once questioned, "Is God real?" but let that thought leave my head until after leaving the JW's.
At the same time, I attended Catholic school from age 5 to 11, and attended Mass once a week. Participation in Catholicism continued through the age of about 19, when I attended with my friend and her family (the friend who recently passed away). At the age of 14, I decided I wanted to get confirmed as a Catholic. I felt they were right about everything until I was told they are against birth control. As a teenager, I wanted NO kids EVER. So, I knew I wouldn't be able to follow their rules completely (though NO Catholic I've ever known has and they're fine), so I felt lost and let that idea go.
In between that time of ages 11 to 21, I attended a Baptist church with my dad and his family. I hated it. Too much singing and dancing and it was loud. I was not used to that. I didn't care about the music.
I forgot to add--in this time, some additional churches attended were Methodist, Episcopal, AME (african-methodist-episcopal), & a lot of time in a Bretheryn church. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brethren
I wanted to believe in God and all that came with it so badly and sought it through religon. There was a time I felt religion useless, not bad, but simply unnecessary. I wanted answers to questions that I know now, no person can answer. Then, when my daughter was born sick and almost dying, I spent every single day she was in the hospital chapel (30 days) praying to God asking her to live. She did, and that made me think it was due to something invisible in the sky. So, I was left with complete faith in God and no religion to interpret 'him'. A few months later, I started studying with the JW's.
I was never so into any faith that I could be labeled as "religious". I wanted to be, but couldn't quite get there.